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string theory — the lyrics

a metaphor for the polarity of the male & female natures

Words by Paul Golubovs
Music by John Sokoloff

String Theory ~ Orphan ~ Ten ~ Tension ~ Life is Now (Her Song) ~ Prevail (His Song)
Like Me
~ Rockin' the Muse ~ Another Day (Their Song) ~ Safe Haven ~ Walk in the Park

Orphan

Abandoned at birth – with parents unknown…
Surrounded by orphans – but always alone.
Such weight on those shoulders – how will she survive?
What thoughts and what dreams will keep her alive?

Nurture the seeds you’ve long ago sown.
Celebrate flowers of truth that’ve grown.
Reach out to children – young hand in old…
Better to share – without being told.

Many years later – awarded a prize.
Deflecting the tears with the smile in her eyes.
Gracious and kind – with no bitter pride.
When asked of it – she softly replied:

Refrain:
“Choose to step up to the stage of your mind—
The pain and the anger – leave them behind.
Let go of the reasons you cannot forgive.
Always, with kindness – live and let live…”

Tension

While we trust in laws and test new science…
Whispers of conscience breathe defiance...
Oracle of discord in life!
Avoid the pain.  Don’t cause strife.

Like the rolling sound of a thundering sky…
Warning of change – but you don’t know why.
Ripples on the water – and birds taking flight…
Riding the keys – calming the night.

Promises kept – delivering bliss –
Freedom from burden they cannot dismiss.
Harmonic convergence with sweet integrity.
I’m on the major scale – when you’re with me!

Refrain:
The tension… between the way it is & way it’s meant (supposed) to be…
Suspension… between those lines lives harmony…
The tension… between the way it is and way it’s meant to be…
Suspension… the-notes-on-the-staff-flow-like-electricity…
The tension… between the way it is and way it’s meant to be…
Suspension… between those lines rolls harmony…
But Life is like music – you can’t always find the right key.

Life is like music – it’s sweet when you find the right key!

Life is Now (Her Song)

Time is gone – too much a volunteer…
Caught up in the action – avoiding what I fear.
The cold gray sky – distant as a critic’s stare…
Like the icy rejection… from one who didn’t care.

Autumn leaves – such brittle colors they wear.
Forgotten gifts – from which we learned to share.
Feeding not the need for love – at risk of one more tear.
Maybe the time has come – to come back here…

Enough regrets – it’s time to move ahead.
Can’t change the past – I’ll take this path instead…
Another day – to feel the joy and heal the sorrow.
Like a sail unfurled… to take on tomorrow…

Life is now… in the moment I am Free!
Being one – with nature’s energy.
The rising sun – fills awareness with light.
I’ve unlocked the secret… my dreams have taken flight!

Refrain:
Candlelight flicker… eyes shining bright.
Hearts overflow… thoughts feel light.
Alive in each moment… reaching new heights!

Like Me

A good conversation is a hit or a miss…
A dinner and movie won’t lead to a kiss…
But a man of good manners might have a chance…
If he makes my feet crazy – when we dance….
when we dance… …when we dance….

Are you like me?
I really need to know it!
Are you like me?
The dance floor will show it! 
C’mon and dance!!!
If you’re like me!!!

Do you like me?
I really need to know it!
Do you like me?
Only the dance floor will show it! 
C’mon and dance!!!
And see if you like me!!!

Another Day (Their Song)

Forgotten gifts from which we learned to share.
She answered my question with a slow even sigh!
Maybe the time has come to go back there…
Her eyes reveal her reply.
Caught up in the action avoiding what I fear.
I will take on the world – unafraid of trouble I find.
Feeding not the need for love at risk of one more tear.
If I win or lose – no matter – I will still be kind.

Another day to feel the joy and heal the sorrow…
Like a sail unfurled – to take on tomorrow.
A smile unlocks the moment of truth.
Sparkling moments tap the fountain of youth!

Enough regrets it’s time to move ahead!
Can’t change the past – we’ll take this path instead.
The rising sun fills awareness with light.
We’ve unlocked the secrets – our dreams have taken flight!
Setbacks – but we won’t fail!
We’re charging ahead we’ll prevail!

Life is now – and here we stand together in love’s light!
We’re alive in the moment – our dreams have taken flight!

Another day to feel the joy and heal the sorrow…
Like a sail unfurled – to take on tomorrow.
A smile unlocks the moment of truth.
Sparkling moments tap the fountain of youth!

Another day to feel the joy and heal the sorrow…
Like a flag unfurled – today shapes tomorrow.
A smile unlocks the moment of truth.
Sparkling moments tap the fountain of youth!

Safe Haven

Ever notice how painful misunderstandings can be?
Two different takes – taken personally.
Heated exchanges – with noble intentions.
Similar goals – in separate dimensions.

Difficult questions – understanding takes.
Misplaced attention? – or just simple mistakes?
Like trying to care – with our minds closed and set –
Unleashing harsh words – we later regret.

Back in your arms at the end of the day…
I unwind from my role in the temporal play
Letting go of the pain through thoughts that I share.
I’m willing to risk – If you’re willing to dare…

Refrain:
But you know my intentions are good… 
– and I know that I’ll be understood –  
In our safe haven of trust and care…
Where I’m free to be me… and willing to share…

 

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String Theory

String theory senses what you and I can’t see...
But danger lurks – sub-atomically.
The micro and the macro – with different laws to please.
The dance of flame and water – two realities!

Speed of light, hint of sound – turns her head around.
Different dimensions – plane truth can’t be found!
Words rise, worlds fall – hope slows to a crawl.
Try to find each other – leaves us nowhere else at all.

Cut the ties? – tie the knot? – which one shall be sought?
Speed of understanding – one less battle fought!
She says this, I think that – where’s the fault-line at?
Dreams of walking hand in hand…Ahhhhhh!
Dreams of walking hand in hand…

String Theory senses what you and I can’t see,
But danger lurks – sub-atomically.
Micro and the macro – with different laws to please
The dance of flame and water – two realities!

Theories come, there they go – which can we believe?
This string is vibrating – a lesson to receive.
What is right, who is wrong –Will she hear my song?
Patience is a virtue – stringing us along!

Refrain:
String… String Theory… Strings… Ahhhhhh…
String… String Theory… Strings… Ahhhhhh….

Ten

I was driving down to Del Mar for a day at the Fair.
The music shook my speakers and the wind swept my hair.
The tires hummed and the pistons barked.
It was like shutting down a concert when I finally parked!
I headed to the crowd – where again and again…
…the Judges called out: “Ten”, “Ten”, “Ten”....

There were a dozen on the stage – 3 guys and 9 ladies!
The Emcee looked like a star from the 80’s.
I thought I saw my Teacher – thought I saw my Friend.
Thought the competition would never end!
They couldn’t break the tie so again and again  
…the Judges voted: “Ten”, “Ten”, “Ten”....

It’s a new competition that you don’t want to miss.
Grace in movement – while throwing a kiss!
There’s only one prize – for the best kiss thrown…
and it’s the hardest call that they’ve ever known
So they call back the finalists again and again…
as the Judges vote: “Ten”, “Ten”, “Ten”....

Like Champion Gymnasts from a school of ballet,
They moved like music in an effortless way.
Animated sculpture with athletic stance!
Up there up on the screen – it was almost a dance…
So remarkable and different that again and again
…the Judges called out: “Ten”, “Ten”, “Ten”.... 

I returned to L.A. – I couldn’t wait for the end.
My heart raced my engine cause I found my lost Friend!
I dropped her off at her home – and she threw me a kiss.
A glorious moment of poetic bliss!
I see her graceful movement – again and again,
…as my heart sings: “Ten, Ten, Ten!!!”

Bridge:
It was a warm summer night with love in the air,
No clouds to hide the moon.
I weaved through the crowds without a care,
Not knowing what awaited me soon!

Prevail (His Song)

I will take on the world – unafraid of trouble I find.
If I win or lose – no matter – I will still be kind.
Setbacks – but I won’t fail!
I’m Charging Ahead to Prevail!

Another day in this world – with all it’s joy and sorrow.
Like a flag unfurled – it’s today that shapes tomorrow.
Setbacks – but I won’t fail!
I’m Charging Ahead to Prevail!

Make the hard decision and then stick by it – if right.
If they go to the mat with me – they will get a good fight!
Setbacks – but I won’t fail.
I’m Charging Ahead to Prevail!

I will take on the world – unafraid of trouble I find.
If I win or lose – no matter – I will still be kind.
Setbacks – but I won’t fail!
I’m Charging Ahead to Prevail!

Bridge:
She answered my question with a slow even sigh.
Her eyes revealed her reply.
Sparkling moments tap the fountain of youth.
Her smile unlocks the moment of truth…

Rockin' The Muse

It’s 2 A.M. and the room is quiet.
A song to be born – just have to try it.
I stroke the keys – but the notes refuse!
Too many choices – but I’ve got to choose.

I’m falling asleep – it’s 2:45…
Can’t let it go… It’s about to arrive.
I glide into alpha – it becomes crystal clear.
A song will flow free when the Muse appears…

It’s 3 A.M. – and the keyboard is rockin'
She psyches my heart – her vision is shocking!
Like a tall rising wave – the song hits the keys!
And soaks my epiphany right to my knees!

And the wave of the music crashes the band!
It’s the best night of music the Muse ever planned!
She heightens my senses and sets them all free –
And breathes in my heart, “Try and follow me!”

It’s 4 A.M. and we’re pounding it out –
Her lightening bolt rhythm – within and without!
We’re firing away… away on all eight –
The music never sounded… sounded so Great!

Cause the wave of music crashes the band!
It’s the best night of music the Muse ever planned!
We rocked and we rolled on the waves of her wails…
She took my rudder and filled my sails!

It’s 5 A.M… rockin’… time to let go...
Reach out… hold on… she’s leavin’ the show.
But I still hear the sax – wailing her song –
And I can’t really wait (‘til) next time she’s along…

Walk in the Park

Coffee! – the morning cup of Coffee! – It’s great to be alive!  
Traffic… tries to – distract and stop me – before I can arrive.
Deadlines and commitments – but I’m at my peak.
Got to get it perfect – if it takes another week.

Nothing stands between me and having fun!
A megabyte of work – my job has just begun!
A half mile down the road – on laser beam tracks…
Once I started working there was no turning back!

One more call – just down the hall – before a break for me!
So much to do – but I’ll get through – it changes constantly!
Lunch break… I can’t take … I must endure…
Progress!  Really, I’m making progress!
Work’s my soup du jour!

Meetings – letters and greetings.  E-mails to read and write…
Vacations – Lost vacations…nowhere in my sight…
Coffee! – another cup of Coffee! – Three quarters past 5!
I’m Tired! – so far from retired!  Excited – to be alive.

Nothing stands between me and having fun!
A megabyte of work – my job has just begun!
Ten years down the road – on laser beam tracks…
Once I started working there was no turning back.

Refrain:
Parkland! – Where’s the Parkland?
Life’s not always a walk in the Park...
Parkland! – Where’s the Parkland?
I want to have my walk in the Park.
It’s time for my walk in the Park.

 

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